Intel celebrates 40 years of chipmaking (photos) Summary: Intel celebrates its 40th anniversary with a look at the chips that made it famous. By Andy Smith | November 17, 2011 -- 10:24 GMT (02:24 PST) Previous | Next Image 8 of 35 Here's a die shot of the 8086 in 1978. Photo by Intel Topics: Networking, Hardware, Intel, Processors Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.